Definition of capitulum
1 : a rounded protuberance of an anatomical part (as a bone)
2 : a racemose inflorescence (as of the sunflower) with the axis shortened and dilated to form a rounded or flattened cluster of sessile flowers — see inflorescence illustration
Origin and Etymology of capitulum
New Latin, from Latin, small head — more at chapter
First Known Use: circa 1755
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